Did you read the article about stitching triangles by Nancy Callahan and Anne Adams in the last EC Magazine? I read it, and it really captured my imagination;  I had to make some. But there is more fun when others are involved, so I challenged three stitching friends (Joyce Gill, Kim Beamish, and Pat Olson) to make them too.

The challenge was for each of us to stitch four triangles that were not necessarily identical, and to send one to each of others  in the group.  To help keep the size uniform, my husband cut all the triangles, and I mailed four each to the others.  Because we are all quite busy, our time frame was generous...

It appears that we all set other projects aside, because we managed to complete our triangles very quickly.

How to display them effectively was the subject of many an email, until Kim saw a pyramid shaped etui in a magazine.  That seemed like the perfect solution to me.  I covered a square base (obligingly cut by the same husband), and attached a triangle to each side.  To the upper vertex I stitched a ribbon and then threaded the four ribbons through a narrow bead. That kept the pyramid closed.

I am delighted with my pyramid, and display it proudly.  The photographs below say it all.





Sue Thomas


  1. Nice.. lots of possibilities.. and not too big or too small.

  2. Your stitched triangle looks great Sue and how nice to have the different sides stitched by friends. Super idea.

  3. Beautiful. Looks like that was fun to stitch and also share with friends


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